Mind Blown: Melting Gallium Spoon Melts in Hot Water (video)

If you've never heard of gallium, prepare to have your mind blown. According to Wikipedia :
Elemental gallium does not occur in nature, but as the gallium(III) salt in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores. A soft silvery metallic poor metal, elemental gallium is a brittle solid at low temperatures. As it liquefies slightly above room temperature, it will melt in the hand.
A metal with a low melting point. So what? Watch it in action: it just. falls. apart.

And apparently, you can just recast it into a spoon and do it all over again.

(Disclaimer: Gallium is a metal and should not be consumed. This site will not be held responsible for misuse of gallium, such as pranking your roomie who accidentally ingests it in his coffee.)

But it does make for an impressive science experiment. Now, where can I get my hands on some Gallium?



(Source: The Awesomer via Hubby)